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On December 1, 2020, the Diocese of Fort Worth joined more than 40 other dioceses across the country to raise funds and create awareness for the important work being done in Catholic organizations through #iGiveCatholic each year on Giving Tuesday (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving).
What is #iGiveCatholic?
#iGiveCatholic is a giving event for the faithful from participating dioceses across the nation (and the world!) to unite and donate – both online and offline – to their favorite participating Catholic parishes, schools, and ministries. #iGiveCatholic presents an opportunity for Catholics to donate and support the organizations they are most passionate about on #GivingTuesday, and for our parishes, schools, ministries and apostolates to raise funds for a capital improvement, annual fund, or another project of their choosing.
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is an annual day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
#iGiveCatholic Giving Day 2021
Save the Date! - Tuesday, November 30
Parishes, Schools, and Apostolates of the Fort Worth Diocese are invited to participate in this year’s #iGiveCatholic Giving Day on November 30, 2021.
The goal for 2021 is to double the number of participants and funds raised. Register your parish, school, ministry or apostolate to participate in #iGiveCatholic 2021 by completing the form fields below, or by contacting , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations or call 817-533-3178.
Kick-off for #iGiveCatholic
This year’s registration was kicked off with a mini retreat at Our Lady of Guadalupe on May 20. Julie Kenny, the national program director for #iGiveCatholic shared inspirational information and winning strategies. Two of last year’s top recipients (Our Lady of Guadalupe & TCU Campus Ministry) gave testimonials on their journey with #iGiveCatholic . You may watch the recorded event below. If you have any questions about the mini retreat or the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day, please contact , Director of Stewardship and Parish Relations or call 817-533-3178.
2020 Final Results
- $156,062 Raised (+$75,000 in matching funds awarded)
- 907 Donors
- 43 participating parishes, schools and apostolates achieved donations (of 46 registered)
The top three participants (excluding the Annual Diocesan Appeal) were all first-time participants in using a giving day platform. They were Our Lady of Guadalupe, Fort Worth (most raised, most donors), St. Michael, Bedford and Our Lady of Lourdes, Mineral Wells. Catholic Schools raised $36,197.30 and TCU Campus Ministry raised $8,200. Matching donations of $75,000 effectively gave each organization a 50% match of the funds they raised.
Image: Fr. Pedro Romero Gutiérrez, OFMCap, and Jovita Rubalcava hold the check that Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Fort Worth received representing matching gifts and prizes for raising the most money and having the most donors during the first-ever #iGiveCatholic giving day in 2020.
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